Earlier I credited the brokers and agents over at Kimele & Hagood Company for taking Downtown Coeur d' Alene's Resort Plaza Shops from a half empty shopping center to a full center with 3 new businesses opening or opening soon there. But one of their bigger success stories in Coeur d' Alene is north of there at Riverstone.
The lifestyle center style shopping center near the I-90 / Northwest Blvd. exit has gone from a stalled group of buildings and select businesses a couple of years ago to a full shopping district with some of Coeur d' Alene's hottest stores and restaurants.
But, now there are a few more new openings coming to Riverstone, including two new fitness businesses, perhaps making Riverstone a hub for health and wellness businesses in North Idaho. Here are the latest openings ( and yes, one closing ) at the mixed use development-
Cork & Tap
The Cork & Tap opened for business this past weekend at 2034 Main in the heart of Riverstone. The small locally owned and operated business is a beer and wine shop. The business has both a retail sales area and a in store tasting room.
Pretty Angel Botanicals
Selling a selection of aromatherapy oils, healing and wellness products and related gifts is the Pretty Angel Botanicals now open at 1970 Beebe around the corner from the ReMax real estate office at Riverstone.
This business is also locally owned and operated. The business owner also once owned a similar shop inside a Las Vegas Strip casino.
Moving to a new storefront space on Beebe Dr. next door to Pretty Angel Botanicals is a location of the Exercise Institute chain. The business is actually relocating and expanding into this space from their current location in the nearby Merritt Creek Office Park.
The new Riverstone Exercise Institute will open after the space is remodeled. The business provides personal fitness training in a unique 15 min. workout format.
Physzique Coeur d' Alene
Also providing a work out via personal training is the Physzique Fitness chain which will open in one of the larger available spaces at Riverstone ( actually leased by Goodale & Barbieri Company ). That space is the former furniture store at 2048 Old Mill Loop.
Physzique is tenitivly scheduled to open on Jan. 12th 2015.
And now for the lone closing ( actually a move ) at Riverstone-
Pick 6 Sports Cards
Pick 6 Sports Cards which had been on Main about a block away from the Regal Cinemas in Riverstone has moved out of the shopping center.
The business can now be found in the Harbor Center building just north of Downtown Coeur d' Alene. Their new address is 610 W. Hubbard Ave. Suite 107 , but the business actually faces Northwest Blvd.
Pick 6 Sports Cards is full sports shop with a good selection of sports cards but also some sports memorabilia for sale.